The CAFO Blog

Orphan Sunday Changes The World for Vulnerable Children

Sixteen years ago, the simple idea for an “Orphan Sunday” was born in a small church in Lusaka, Zambia.  Since 2002, it has grown from a local observance within a few churches  to a vision that impacts children’s lives across the globe — with local events taking place in 94 countries this year! What a […]


Thanksgiving for Orphan Sunday

This Thanksgiving, our hearts are full of gratitude and expectation for the glorious fruit of  Orphan Sunday 2018 by Jodi Jackson Tucker, International Director of Orphan Sunday Ten years into CAFO’s shepherding of Orphan Sunday, we continue to be amazed at the way God uses this simple idea, born in a small and hard-pressed church in […]


Saving International Adoption

One of DC’s most respected think tanks, the American Enterprise Institute, hosted the forum, “Saving International Adoption,” this past Friday. The number of international adoptions to the U.S. has plummeted over the past 14 years.  Had adoptions remained steady at their 2004 numbers, well over 100,000 children would have found welcoming homes in the U.S. […]


The Little Story that Makes the Big Difference

This Sunday is Orphan Sunday and its foster-focused expression, Stand Sunday.  What began in a humble church in Zambia will echo in more than 90 countries this year. The growing reach is amazing.  But just as beautiful are the individual stories.  It’s one teen in Kentucky…one pastor in Mexico…one mom in Minnesota…one dad in Uganda […]


So, We Did Orphan Sunday. Now What?!

Orphan Sunday, and its counterpart Stand Sunday are unique opportunities set aside every November for churches around the country – and around the world – to recognize God’s heart for vulnerable and orphaned children and call their people to respond in a variety of ways. While your church may choose to recognize Orphan Sunday on […]


She Took an X-Ray of the Hearts of the CAFO Board…and This is What We Saw

CAFO’s board met this week in Dallas.  It’s among the finest groups of leaders I’ve ever had the privilege to learn from and work with:  gracious and wise, innovative and insightful, humble and Christ-hearted. Our three new additions this year – Dr. Albert Reyes, Aixa de Lopez and Dr. Jerry Haag – only add to […]


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